Pastor Rick Warren on Sunday shared with his congregation at Saddleback Church about the significance of Jesus' fourth statement from the cross, which, the megachurch pastor said, carries His most shocking words among the seven greatest words of love He spoke.
The word "substitute" is often associated with what's not real, and therefore we are careful with anything that's called a substitute, Pastor Warren said as he began his message in his California church.
But there are exceptions, he added, and went on to talk about what preceded Jesus' death on the cross. more >>
Bishop T.D. Jakes, the visionary behind the behemoth of a conference that is MegaFest, was a not able to preach on its final day for a Sunday worship service due to an eye irritation that needed immediate medial attention.
Jakes, who was scheduled to preach at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, for MegaFest's Sunday service, was predisposed and replaced by evangelist Joyce L. Rogers who gave the final sermon to close out this week's festivities.
The Potter's House Church head's absence was announced by the service's host, Cynthia James, who informed the thousands in attendance about his condition. more >>
A Virginia pastor and his wife who were stabbed multiple times while asleep in bed by a man the couple reportedly treated like a grandson, have made a full recovery and the pastor is back in the pulpit preaching at his church.
Shiloh Baptist Pastor Hugh Mayes and wife, Carol, were attacked in their sleep by 21-year-old Maxim Lloyd Chisholm, a troubled man they had previously ministered to at their church and even let live with them for some time. After stabbing the couple back in June, Chisholm made off with $800 and their blue Ford Escape, according to authorities who found the couple still alive.
"God's grace has been good," said Mayes in his a sermon at Shiloh Baptist Church last Sunday, according to a WRIC report. "He spared us. Because I was stabbed right above the heart and she was stabbed right at her jugular, and we both survived." more >>
A group of Christians protesting against abortion outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Portland were attacked by a man who threw a white, powdery cleaning solution at them.
According to the Christian News Network, the man, who is purportedly not being punished or prosecuted for his attack, threw Comet cleaning solution at six Christian protesters earlier this month.
The incident occurred during a pro-life outreach event on Aug 12 that was part of a street preaching ministry designed to encourage and train Christians how to preach the Gospel in public. The event, associated with the Biblical Church Evangelism Conference, is hosted by Beaverton Grace Bible Church and organized by its pastor, Chuck O'Neal. more >>
As thousands of Christians and others gathered outside Planned Parenthood clinics across the country Saturday to protest government funding for the abortion provider, theologian John Piper stood among the crowd at a clinic in Minnesota and prayed for the highly controversial organization.
It's a "sober moment," Piper said, standing outside the clinic in St. Paul, as he began to pray, urging God that "there would be in my heart and all of our hearts a kind of earnestness about what we are doing here."
Christians, pro-life groups and others gathered at some 320 clinics around the United States Saturday morning in what could be seen as the largest protest against Planned Parenthood. more >>
Two South Sudanese Presbyterian pastors who were imprisoned for over half a year in Sudan and faced the death penality for espionage and other conspiracy charges have finally made it home after they were banned from leaving the country following their release earlier this month.
Yat Michael and Peter Yein Reith arrived home in Juba on Wednesday after being arrested and imprisoned last winter and subsequently hit with various trumped-up charges of crimes against the state that could have been punishable by death.